Opera is a free internet browser available for mobile phones and computers. The Opera browser is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and has mobile apps for Android and iOS. Opera Touch, the mobile version of Opera designed for one-handed smartphone use is also available on Android and iOS, as is the faster, data-saving focused Opera Mini.
The original Opera web browser was released in 1995, as the result of a research project of a Norwegian telecommunications company. Since that time, the browser has received 60 updates in response to new innovations, and to keep pace with new technological innovations. Opera has a fast development cycle and experiments with new features and updates every two weeks.
THE OPERA BROWSER SAVES BATTERY LIFE WHILE BROWSING Opera has many outstanding features, but one of the best is Opera's battery saving technology. According to Opera's tests, the browser "runs up to 35% longer with the battery saver on, compared to other browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge." Depending on the type and specification of your laptop, this could give you an extra hour of battery life. On mobile devices, Opera compresses content so pages load quickly, even with a slow internet connection, meaning less time spent waiting for a page to load.
One of the reasons the Opera browser is so efficient is because of the built-in ad blocker that keeps ads from popping up while browsing, enabling pages to load faster. The ad blocker is free, requires no special add-on, download or plugin, and it works on the desktop and mobile versions. According to Opera's tests, Opera loads content-rich pages up to 90% faster with ad blocking enabled, though you're free to unblock ads from any website you choose.